Sale sign up exciting wing

Date published: September 30 2015

Sale Sharks have signed former London Irish wing Nev Edwards on a one-year contract after he impressed during their recent pre-season fixtures.

The 27-year-old has formerly played for Rosslyn Park, Bedford and the Exiles.

He rejected interest from two other Premiership clubs to sign for the Sharks.

"Nev has spent the summer with us and has worked hard during our pre-season build-up," said Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond on Wednesday.

"Due to an injury to Tom Brady and the unavailability of Phil MacKenzie I gave Nev a start at Newcastle in the Kings of the North competition and he scored an outstanding try.

"He also showed his pace in the home game against Leicester Tigers. He is a determined young man and will be pushing for a place in the team."

Edwards is in line for more game time against Newcastle in the Kings of the North clash at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday.

The flyer is hoping to fulfil his potential by starring for the Sharks this season.

He said: "I am delighted to have signed a deal with the club. I spent time in the Academy at London Irish and maybe it wasn't my time.

"So, I am grateful to Steve Diamond for giving me this opportunity and am fully focussed on doing my best for the club."